Project Description

More information about our Fall 2021 season coming soon!

INFORMATION

For more information or questions please contact Allison Sinning at 605.681.8328 or asinning@embe.org.

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Heart and Sole is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 6th to 8th grades. We teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K run. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

The “Girl Wheel” is the central concept of the program and focuses on the whole girl.  In each lesson, girls participate in activities related to the Girl Wheel components – body, brain, heart, spirit and social. The wheel helps demonstrate the parts of themselves that impact their lives, their families, their schools and their neighborhoods. Girls learn to use the girl wheel to identify changes they would like to make within themselves and ways they can contribute to change around them.

Another element of Heart & Sole is the concept of small acts of kindness. It’s a way to help girls develop their empathy by noticing opportunities to be kind, appreciating these acts in their lives and engaging in these acts with those in their home, school and neighborhood.

Girls on the Run is currently comprised of over 200 councils across the United States and Canada. We want girls to have the opportunity to participate in Girls on the Run or Heart & Sole wherever they live.

Sites participating in our Fall 2021 season coming soon!

We are currently planning for our Spring 2021 season! If you are interested in bringing Heart & Sole to your school or community, please contact the Council Director, Allison Sinning, asinning@embe.org.

Become a Heart & Sole Coach!

Heart & Sole strives to help every girl activate her limitless potential and ensure that she is free to boldly pursue her dreams. You can help make this possible by becoming a Heart & Sole Coach and making an investment in the life of a girl! Each season, Heart & Sole has a dynamic group of coaches that volunteer their time to guide and mentor girls so that they are prepared to become happy, healthy, self-confident adolescents and adults.

Each team consists of 6 to 15 girls that meet afterschool around 3:30 or 4:00 pm. Each Heart & Sole team meets twice a week throughout the season. Each team will have 4 – 6 coaches to lead the girls with  a minimum of two coaches at each practice. Coaches lead the team through a comprehensive, interactive fun curriculum. All materials are provided.  It’s our volunteers that bring this program to life!

Heart & Sole Coach Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Lead a healthy lifestyle
  • Interest in mentoring girls and being a positive role
  • Can commit to one, 75 minute practice a week
  • Able to complete National Coach Training
    **You do not need to be a runner to coach a Heart & Sole team!

Our New Coach Application for our Fall 2021 season coming soon!

Contact Allison at asinning@embe.org if you have any questions!